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Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 II Aspherical Review

  
 
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Huss,
Is that your board rack or some repair business.



Feb 01, 2023 at 01:46 AM
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1bwana1 wrote:
Huss,
Is that your board rack or some repair business.


That would be a lot of boards for one person! Iím not sure if they are making them or repairing them. Just stumbled upon it; Iíll have to check it out in daylight. And also use this lens in daylight!



Feb 01, 2023 at 02:31 AM
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Desmolicious wrote:
That would be a lot of boards for one person! Iím not sure if they are making them or repairing them. Just stumbled upon it; Iíll have to check it out in daylight. And also use this lens in daylight!


I have friends with more boards than that. Do you surf?



Feb 01, 2023 at 06:32 AM
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1bwana1 wrote:
I have friends with more boards than that. Do you surf?


No, but I look like I should!

Cruising around on longboard skateboards w a camera is my jam.



Feb 01, 2023 at 01:39 PM
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Leica M7, cv 50 1.5 II SC, TMAX 400.

What is interesting is my lens is single coated, and I used a B+W filter and I couldnít see any issues w flare etc. I was also using the lens hood, but that is more to keep my sticky little fingers off the glass.






























Feb 06, 2023 at 10:17 PM
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M7, CV 50 1.5 II SC, Kentmere 400




Feb 08, 2023 at 10:52 AM
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M7, CV 50 1.5 II SC, Kentmere 400




Feb 08, 2023 at 10:57 AM
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M7, CV 50 1.5 II SC, Kentmere 400




Feb 08, 2023 at 10:59 AM
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1bwana1 wrote:
This has been a great lens for me. However, I just got a deal on a 50mm Summicron v5, so I will be selling mine with regret.

Look for it in the B&S board in the next week.

-Steve-


Hi Steve,
How did you like the 50/2 cron v5 in comparison?



May 17, 2023 at 02:16 PM
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Hi Steve,
How did you like the 50/2 cron v5 in comparison?


I like it a lot. My second most used lens. I especially like the ergonomics when compared to the VM 50mm f/1.5 asph.



May 17, 2023 at 06:13 PM
 


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Hi Steve,
How did you like the 50/2 cron v5 in comparison?


I have a v5 summicron and have used the Voigtlander too. The summicron is of course a very good lens but it flares badly in a lot of lighting situations, and has quite significant illumination falloff toward the corners. It's also very heavy and in many copies the focus ring moves a bit jerkily, and the aperture ring rattles. It's strong points are an almost complete absence of distortion and extreme sharpness. Especially on film, it's a lovely thing if you can control the flare.

The CV 50/1.5 II doesn't need such handholding, is as sharp or nearly so, has a bit more distortion (fully correctable in lightroom if you're shooting digital) and costs a fraction as much. Its flare performance is *much* better and it shows less focus shift. If I could have only one or the other I'd pick the Voigtlander, honestly. I keep the Summicron (one of the limited edition screwmount ones) because it's simply the best lens you can put on a Barnack Leica.



May 17, 2023 at 10:48 PM
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I have truly enjoyed this little jewel for the past year and half.
Back stage, make up time.





Leica m10M CV50mm f1.5 ii MC







Leica M10 CV 50mm f1.5 ii MC







Leica M10 CV 50mm f1.5 ii MC




May 20, 2023 at 11:03 AM
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qqphot wrote:
I have a v5 summicron and have used the Voigtlander too. The summicron is of course a very good lens but it flares badly in a lot of lighting situations, and has quite significant illumination falloff toward the corners. It's also very heavy and in many copies the focus ring moves a bit jerkily, and the aperture ring rattles. It's strong points are an almost complete absence of distortion and extreme sharpness. Especially on film, it's a lovely thing if you can control the flare.

The CV 50/1.5 II doesn't need such handholding, is as sharp or nearly so, has
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What camera are you using the 50 Cron v5 on? On a BSI sensor, the vignetting is lower than many CV lenses I've used like the 50 APO.

Yes, it flares, but it's not the kind that ruins contrast across the entire image like the CV 35 1.5 did.

240g is heavy? It weighs more than the CV 50 1.5, but that doesn't mean it's heavy. Is your special screw mount edition made of brass? The brass versions are indeed heavy.

I've had four copies of the 50 Cron v5, never once an issue with the focus ring or aperture ring. I've had varying degrees of tight vs loose aperture rings, but they never rattled, one was simply easier to move than the others. What you're describing sounds like what I might expect to find on a well-worn copy but definitely not on a new one. Maybe this is again tied to the specific special edition copy you have. Three of the four 50 Cron v5 copies I've owned had zero focus shift. One had focus shift at infinity, and I returned it as defective/out of spec. The replacement copy I bought was perfect.



May 20, 2023 at 11:16 AM
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My cron is tight and smooth. I donít recognise the qqphot description above.

I would be interested in hearing from those who have tested the cron and the CV 1.5ii whether the cron at f2 is actually meaningfully sharper in the centre. Is it really detectable at f2 for both lenses..



May 20, 2023 at 11:29 AM
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My 50 Cron V5 has the smoothest, silkiest focus mechanism out of any lens I've ever owned. And I've owned a lot. Aperture ring too is just right. The way it feels makes me use it more, as it is just so pleasurable.

Not sure about the weight complaint either. 240g heavy? My Nokton 50 1.5II is heavier - nickel and brass version - but even that doesn't feel heavy.



May 20, 2023 at 12:33 PM
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Yeah i see now i should not have said anything. I do really like the cron, but it's not perfect. Fwiw I think focus shift is a function of the design of a lens, more than copy-to-copy variation, but I'm not a lens designer.


May 21, 2023 at 12:59 PM
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qqphot wrote:
Yeah i see now i should not have said anything. I do really like the cron, but it's not perfect. Fwiw I think focus shift is a function of the design of a lens, more than copy-to-copy variation, but I'm not a lens designer.


Yes I agree qqphot. My 50 Cron V5 has focus shift that peaks at f/4. I noticed it on my M10M @ 200% at near and far distances. I wrote to Leica about it and they said it's the design of the lens, not a defect or copy variation. Reid Reviews reported the same finding on his 50 Cron V5 test.



May 21, 2023 at 03:08 PM
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goodbokeh wrote:
Yes I agree qqphot. My 50 Cron V5 has focus shift that peaks at f/4. I noticed it on my M10M @ 200% at near and far distances. I wrote to Leica about it and they said it's the design of the lens, not a defect or copy variation. Reid Reviews reported the same finding on his 50 Cron V5 test.


Yeah, you just have to be aware of it when shooting wide on film. The plane of focus moves away from the camera as you stop down but past F4 or 5.6 the effect is overcome by increasing depth of field. On a digital camera of course it doesn't matter since you can focus with live view. On film at wide apertures you have to focus according to the rangefinder and then adjust a bit by guesswork.



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@qqphot. Maybe you bought a messed up used lens that needs a CLA. But I donít know what youíre taking about.

Aside from some flaring at certain angles the Summicron v5 is one of the finest 50mm lens you could buy. Mandlerís greatest achievement if you ask me.

Of course it isnít perfect. It was never designed to be.

Most of my photos begin at f4 and at f2.8-f4 my photos are razor sharp. I donít use live view. Obviously your lens needs a service or your rangefinder needs to be adjusted or both.

This lens, like all Mandler lenses, werenít made to shoot Test charts. They were made to make photographs.



May 22, 2023 at 04:14 AM
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carlosmcse wrote:
@qqphot. Maybe you bought a messed up used lens that needs a CLA. But I donít know what youíre taking about.

Aside from some flaring at certain angles the Summicron v5 is one of the finest 50mm lens you could buy. Mandlerís greatest achievement if you ask me.

Of course it isnít perfect. It was never designed to be.

Most of my photos begin at f4 and at f2.8-f4 my photos are razor sharp. I donít use live view. Obviously your lens needs a service or your rangefinder needs to be adjusted or both.

This lens, like all Mandler lenses, werenít
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The Summicron-M 50mm V absolutely has focus shift. To state @qqphot's lens is obviously defective because of focus shift is simply wrong.



May 22, 2023 at 10:24 AM
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